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4:15 PM ET, December 10, 2010

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Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
From Judith Miller to Julian Assange  —  Our press somehow got itself on the wrong side of secrecy after September 11th.  —  For the portion of the American press that still looks to Watergate and the Pentagon Papers for inspiration, and that considers itself a check on state power …
Discussion: Salon, Emptywheel, News: News blog and Time
New York Post:
A peek inside the $7B Bloomberg news operation  —  Tweet  —  Bloomberg LP, the financial data and media company founded by Mayor Mike Bloomberg, is expected to post revenue of just under $7 billion in the 12 months ending Dec. 31, up a very impressive 12.6 percent over the previous year, Media Ink has learned.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Survey: iPad Newspaper Apps Could Slash Print Subscriptions  —  Wasn't the iPad supposed to save print journalism?  A Reynolds Journalism Institute survey of 1,600 iPad users this fall says that more than half—58.1 percent —of print newspaper subscribers who devote about an hour …
John Morton / American Journalism Review:
Costly Mistakes  —  What, if anything, could newspapers have done to slow down their decline?  Posted: Thu, Dec. 9 2010  —  John Morton (mortoninc@msn.com), a former newspaper reporter, is president of a consulting firm that analyzes newspapers and other media properties.
Chicago Tribune:
ChicagoShopping.com Partners with Groupon  —  The recently launched ChicagoShopping.com announced a partnership with Groupon, a shopping website that offers a daily deal on the best local goods, services and cultural events in more than 300 markets around the world.
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Read All About It as News Apps Arrive  —  In his last quarter as a graduate student in electrical engineering at Stanford University, Akshay Kothari skipped out of school this spring and failed a bunch of his courses.  —  Mr. Kothari wasn't lollygagging at the beach.
Eriq Gardner / Ars Technica:
Copyright troll Righthaven sues for control of Drudge Report domain  —  News aggregation impresario Matt Drudge is being sued for copyright infringement for reproducing a copyrighted photo along with a link to a story about airport security on the Las Vegas Review-Journal website.
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Calls Flipboard “iPad App Of The Year”  —  Apple just named Flipboard, the app that turns Twitter and Facebook into a magazine like experience, its “iPad App of the Year.”  —  This is huge news for the startup.  It will likely see downloads explode in the next few days.
Discussion: Scobleizer, TeleRead and The Wire
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
News Corp says IMG doesn't own “The Daily” name  —  (Reuters) - News Corp's planned tablet-based daily news service, The Daily, has asked a judge to bar IMG Worldwide from laying claim to trademark ownership of the Daily name.  —  Lawyers for IMG, which owns a fashion industry publication called …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
New Miramax CEO Lang Talks Digital Options for Movie Company  —  While the news has been be out there for a month, Miramax officially confirmed this morning that former News Corp. exec Mike Lang was named CEO of the Hollywood movie company.  —  What will be interesting about that for digital content players …
Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:
Exclusive: Rodale Forms New Digital Squad  —  Men's Health and Prevention publisher Rodale has created a new digital team and named its apps guru Matt Bean to a new position, reflecting its view that once-exploratory digital products have become a high-growth business for the company.
Andrew Hampp / AdAge:
Movies and Video Games Dominate Viral Ad Viewing  —  Think Old Spice's Isaiah Mustafa Was Big In 2010?  Try Edward Cullen From ‘Eclipse’  —  LOS ANGELES (AdAge.com) — Every week, the Ad Age Viral Video Chart presents the top 10 most-viewed brand-driven videos on the web with one major caveat …
Ian Shapira / Story Lab:
Telling a mother's story through her Facebook status updates  —  Several weeks ago, my wife Caroline and I were stuck inside Chicago's O'Hare airport, waiting for a flight home, and, to burn some time, she logged onto Facebook.  She tapped my arm and pointed at her screen.
Jared Keller / The Atlantic Online:
The Social Media Amber Alert: A Personal Story  —  At the end of November, Joe Sjoberg went missing.  He was last seen by his roommate on Monday, November 29, in Madison, Wisconsin, where the two shared a home.  A graduate of Carleton College in Minnesota known for his extroversion and warm …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Hulu's (Brief) Identity Crisis... And Who Is Scott Gibson?  —  In the last twenty minutes we've gotten a slew of tips that indicate that something is off at popular video streaming portal Hulu.  According to our tipsters, and numerous reports on Twitter, Hulu users are logging onto the site …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Is WikiLeaks the Beginning of a New Form of Media?  —  As WikiLeaks continues to release classified diplomatic cables, and fights to remain online and solvent, it's becoming increasingly clear what's happening has less to do with WikiLeaks itself, and more to do with what seems to be a new form …
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MediaShift:
J-Schools Shift from Learning Labs to Major Media Players  —  Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways.  See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com.
Discussion: FishbowlLA and Poynter
Jennifer Saba / MediaFile:
Wall Street Journal snags another hotel chain  —  Under the ownership of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, the Wall Street Journal has made no bones that the New York Times is enemy No.1.  But that hit list doesn't stop at the Gray Lady.  From time to time, the Journal pivots to set USA Today …
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Univision Shakes Up News Leadership  —  Spanish-language broadcaster Univision is changing up the leadership in its news division, with Alina Falcón stepping aside.  —  Falcón has been with Univision for 26 years, and was most recently in charge of the network's news and sports divisions.
 
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Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
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Bill Cromwell / Media Life Magazine:
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Ujala Sehgal / The Wire:
Seth Meyers To Host Next White House Correspondents' Association Dinner
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
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Dig Communications:
Five Questions for Groupon's Brandon Copple
Discussion: Poynter
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Who Coined ‘Social Media’? Web Pioneers Compete for Credit
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Julie Bosman / New York Times:
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Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Hulu's in a Netflix headlock
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Wall Street Journal:
Cablevision Joins S&P 500; NYT, Office Depot and Kodak Leave
C.W. Anderson / Nieman Journalism Lab:
From Indymedia to Wikileaks: What a decade of hacking journalistic …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Tomorrow Museum
John Eggerton / Multichannel News:
NAB's Smith: Government Retrans Moves Could Send Super Bowl To Pay Platform
David Barboza / New York Times:
China Moves to Block Foreign News on Nobel Prize
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Aron Pilhofer and Jennifer Preston on the new shape of social …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest, Gawker and Poynter